by Pallavi Purani

Ingredient: pepper

Masala Oats Manchurian

Masala Oats Manchurian

I have always wondered how to use the Masala Oats packs that have been lying with me. Archana’s Kitchen comes to rescue in such cases. I used her recipe as a base to make these.

Clear Soup with Dumplings

Clear Soup with Dumplings

There are times when we look for a soup that is a meal on it own. This vegetable and dumpling soup is a perfect choice for dinner and also for parties at home. The best version of the broth/soup shall be one that is home made. Here are two options of the stock that you can use: Vegetable Stock Beetroot Vegetable Stock I used the first recipe for this soup.

Vegetable Stock

Vegetable Stock

I have made a variety of stocks in my kitchen over the years. Throwing the stalks of vegetables and cobs of the corn are a painful part of vegetable cleaning. They make the vegetable what it is.

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Roasted Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Minestrone is traditionally a thick Italian Soup with pasta. It is such a lovely bowlful of joy that one can lick every last drop from the soup bowl. I use left over pasta bits and those that get left behind after making a measured pasta dish. Dry roasting the vegetables brings out a beautiful sweetness in them. The charred bits add smokiness to the whole dish. This gorgeous one pot meal is ready in 20 minutes, if you have the basic things at hand.

Broccoli Cream Pasta Sauce

Broccoli Cream Pasta Sauce

Broccoli appears to me like the tree of life, strong stem and clustered florets. Pasta seems to be an easy escape to fantasy. Pair up ingredients that look and taste fantastic and you have a dinner ready.

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beetroot Methi Theplas

Beeetroot and methi together were a marriage made in heaven. The earthy beets against the slightly bitter and edgy methi leaves were gorgeous with the bajra and whole wheat flour. I was floored the first time I tried it. Now it is a staple at my and even my mother’s and his mother’s home.

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and Aalu ki Subzi

Bedmi Poori and aalu is subzi is a delish brunch main. My masi and mother both have diabetes hence the idea of this dish is only for one day in a year or so. Since I was visiting them, I asked the good people at Blogadda to send the oil to their address. Ideally this dish from Uttar Pradesh is a dal stufffed poori and dubki aalu. I added my twist to it by making the poori khasta and aalu more balanced than the tomato and oil soaked street food cousin. ā€œIā€™m creating a dish using Fortune Vivo Diabetes-Care Oil…

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Sprout Salad, Broken wheat cakes and yogurt dip

Yes, I know it is long name. But it also tells exactly what this is. A perfect light and healthy meal for the hot days ahead. I have not been a sprout fan, like ever. The only way I can eat them is after steaming them and adding a yummy dressing. And if you I tell you I started eating curd only after I turned 25, you would not believe me. I use it so often now that my middle name should be curd \m/ Anyway, my loving venture “The lantern Kitchen” is looking ahead happily and I sent out…

Vegetarian Enchiladas with buttermilk sauce

Vegetarian Enchiladas with buttermilk sauce

I have been a mexican food fan for a very long time now. Enchiladas are beautiful tortillas with a filling and a sauce on top. I have been reading about the diferent sauces that are a part of the mexican cuisine. This buttermilk sauce is a lesser known one as not all can appreciate this tart and spicy sauce. Hoever, our Indian pallete will love it as it is like kadhi. šŸ™‚ 1 cup milk + 1.5 tsp vinegar + let it stand for 10 min = buttermilk

Mah ki Dal- Without cream

Mah ki Dal- Without cream

Mah ki dal is a mix whole urad dal [skin and all], rajma and chana dal. It is a lovely concoction which goes well with parathas or rice. It is of a thicker consistency and I love to take it right on the plate and dig in. Frankly I don’t find a difference between this and Amritsari dal. šŸ™‚ This punjabi dal calls for cream/malai but I have found a hack which allows me to do away with the unnecessary heaviness. The hack I am talking about it 2 day old refrigerated milk. I keep a cup of milk far…